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September 2019

August 2019

  • Super hot here!
  • Tomato project started-stay tuned, our new graduate student, Swikriti Pandey, just arrived to study tomato traits and trophic interactions.

July 2019

  • Visual quick reference to predators and pests of cotton now available online and I will print copies for distribution
  • Healthy soils for sustainable cotton field day. Perfect day, great conversations. We presented research on beneficials in GA cover crops.
  • Peanut sampling across GA. Drone picture from sampling with Aubrey Shirley.
  • Looking for Post-doc to study whitefly distributions and trophic interactions in vegetable production landscapes.
  • Illumina sequences forming for multiple projects
  • What’s the buzz about: protecting pollinators and beneficial enemies. Green Webinar UGA
  • Summer Young Scholar did amazing work in the lab and presented on research results

June 2019

  • IPPM Workshop – Research & Education Gardens UGA-Griffin: Arthropod ID – Common Pests, Pollinators, Natural Enemies

May 2019

  • Crazy amount of field preparation and lab preparation for sequencing and trophic data
  • Sad to see Tea Arabuli leaving. Such a wonderful time hosting her and we have a nice dataset built with future ideas.

April 2019

  • Rachel Perez, Emmalee Milner and Carson Bowers present winning presentations at GES

March 2019

  • Southeast Branch ESA: Annual meeting of multistate project S1073
  • Presented work on trophic interactions in GA commodities and importance of biocontrol

February 2019

  • Georgia Organics Conference: Farm tour of wildflower plots and presented information on wildflowers and beneficial arthropods
  • Dr. Tea Arabuli (; from the country of Georgia begins USDA Borloug Fellowship in collaboration with our lab.

January 2019

  • Cotton Commodity Commission Annual meeting: Presented on Natural enemies and functions in GA cotton.
  • Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference: Awesome meeting this year and had very good participation and attendance to our workshop and symposium on biocontrol in southeast vegetable systems.

November 2018

  • ESA – Great student talks – Nice work Carson Bowers.
  • Seth Whitehouse’s second manuscript in blueberries – published online

Local and landscape-scale heterogeneity shape spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) activity and natural enemy abundance: implications for trophic interactions

September 2018

  • Shereen Xavier publishes second paper in Remote Sensing

April 2018

  • Undergraduate assistant publishes paper in JES- Nice work Casey Graham

January 2018

  • Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference invited talk on blueberry predators